One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
End up with (an unwelcome situation)‘I landed up with three broken ribs’
- ‘In my many years of experience as a beautician I have seen that many young girls land up with a bad skin mostly because they are ignorant of the basic care required.’
- ‘It's a vote for a smoother, wittier, more stylish world than the one we've landed up with: the chink of glass against glass and the devastating couplet.’
- ‘So it is not necessary to give antibiotics, every time the child lands up with a cough, cold or wheezing.’
- ‘However, the debts that I shall run up with at uni are likely to be huge - the average student in 2003 is (calculated by the government) going to land up with a £15,000 debt.’
- ‘His ex-wife told Scotland on Sunday: ‘He landed up with a criminal conviction for assault.’’
- ‘Out of five pitches, however, we land up with one new client.’
- ‘Padding down the lighted street, Ria kicked an empty beer can and wondered how everyone else got such good lives and she landed up with such a rubbish family.’
- ‘If we are trying to ape the west, what we will land up with is a whole lot of emotional wrecks.’
- ‘Which genes we land up with and how they interact with our pre- and post natal environments is a lottery.’
- ‘Just as in a car, if we put the wrong fuel into our bodies, we land up with problems.’
- ‘Conversely, the much maligned Campbell clambered off the bench and repeated the exercise to ensure RMI landed up with a goalless stalemate for the first time in the league this season.’
- ‘The merged firm will land up with two overlapping product sets that are difficult to integrate and a client set that will be unwilling to migrate.’
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